august 2019, arsenal cinema

Retrospective Andrei Tarkovsky

The summer Tarkovsky retrospective is a tradition that has grown dear both to us and our audiences for 30 years now. In August, we are showing the seven feature films and one mid-length graduation film by Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky (1932–1986), whose monumental oeuvre exudes a lasting fascination.

august 2019, arsenal cinema

Magical History Tour 
– Rebels With a Cause

10 years after the end of the Second World War, certain members of the younger generation started clashing with a largely authoritarian society. The cornerstones of this “deviant” youth behavior were coolness and criminality, provocation and rebellion against traditional values. The Magical History Tour is showing American classics from the German “Halbstarken” genre together with cinematic representations of rebels from different periods and social or geographic contexts, a showcase of all manner of their spiritual siblings, even the more taciturn ones.

august 2019, berlinale forum

Cristina Nord Is New Head of the Berlinale Forum

Picture of Cristina Nord

The film critic, writer, and curator Cristina Nord is the new director of the Forum. Since it was founded in 1971, the Forum has taken place as part of the Berlin International Film Festival, curated and organised independently by Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art.

Cristina Nord (born in 1968) served as film editor for the cultural section of the daily “taz. die tageszeitung” in Berlin from 2002 to 2015. Her writing deals with a broad spectrum of film forms from the present and from film history. Alongside her award-winning print media work, Cristina Nord has been active as a lecturer and curator for a variety of institutions, including the Freie Universität Berlin, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, and the Duisburger Filmwoche. After moving to the Goethe-Institut in 2015, Cristina Nord was the Brussels-based director of programming focusing on southwestern Europe, where she conceived and realised projects from all cultural sectors, all the while remaining closely associated with film and cinema.

august 2019, transfer

Analog Workshop 2019

The more we are dedicated to preserving, rediscovering, and revitalizing archival films, the more we have to make sure that there is enough competence in dealing with analog film material in the future. For this reason Arsenal is offering a workshop in 16mm shooting, processing, archiving, print intersection and cleaning, digitization and projection in cinema from August 30 to September 4th. Arsenal members and partners will accompany the participants through the entire process: from producing a 16mm film, to digitizing it, then on to projecting it in the cinema, with added insights into archiving and caring for prints. The last day will involve a tour of the archive.

Registration deadline was August, 5.

arsenal cinema: Big Cinema, Small Cinema #13

04:00 pm Cinema 1


Jean-Marie Straub und Danièle Huillet bei der Arbeit an einem Film nach Franz Kafkas Romanfragment "Amerika"

*Jean-Marie Straub und Danièle Huillet bei der Arbeit an einem Film nach Franz Kafkas Romanfragment "Amerika"
Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet at Work on a film based on Franz Kafka's "Amerika"
Harun Farocki FRG 1983 16 mm 26 min

Moderated by Anna Faroqhi & Haim Peretz
arsenal cinema: Harun Farocki: Year by Year / Side by Side (1)

06:30 pm Cinema 1


Einschlafgeschichten: Brücken, Katze, Bahnen, Schiffe, Verkehrsmittel, Staunen

Ein Bild von Sarah Schumann

Year by Year:
Einschlafgeschichten
Bed Time Stories: Brücken, Katze, Bahnen,
Schiffe, Verkehrsmittel, Staunen

FRG 1976/77 DCP/Digital file in part OV/EnS approx. 30 min
Ein Bild von Sarah Schumann An Image by Sarah Schumann FRG 1978
Digital file OV/EnS 30 min

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour – 
Close-up: The Face

07:30 pm Cinema 2


Mephisto

*Mephisto István Szabó
Hungary/FRG/A 1980 With Klaus Maria Brandauer
35 mm GV 145 min

arsenal cinema: Harun Farocki: Year by Year / Side by Side (1)

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Das große Verbindungsrohr

Industrie und Fotografie

Das große Verbindungsrohr
Radio play 1976 75 min
Industrie und Fotografie Industry and Photography
FRG 1979
Digital file OV/EnS 44 min